Passover 2021 Events at Emanu-El
Passover Book Club: Made in China
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 12:00-1:00 PM OR 7:00-8:00 PM
In the spirit of Passover, Rabbi Beth Singer will lead a Book Club discussion connecting biblical Hebrew enslavement with slavery that is happening right now. Using Amanda Pang’s book titled “MADE IN CHINA: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America’s Cheap Goods” as a starting point, we’ll discuss themes relevant to Passover, and how we can address these modern-day plagues. The book club is being offered at two different times — noon and 7:00 pm — to accommodate varying schedules (please sign up for one but not both). Consider supporting a local bookstore when purchasing this book. Alternatively, the book can be purchased online at bookshop.org.
SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 10:15 – 10:45 AM
(WITH TORAH STUDY BEGINNING AT 9:15 AM)
Everyone is welcome to join us for Yizkor memorial prayers on Saturday, April 3 at 10:15 am. Feel free to join Torah study first at 9:15 am and remain on for Yizkor, or hop on at 10:15 am using the website’s Torah Study link. We will sing, say prayers of remembrance and say Kaddish together for those we have loved and lost.
Family Passover Video
Experience / Video
In lieu of the preschool’s annual Passover Experience, we’ve created a new Virtual Passover video for the community to enjoy! This resource is for families and children of all ages, providing an opportunity to retell the Passover story interactively, at your own pace.
Passover Opportunity with Tzedek Council
Perform a mitzvah this Passover with the Tzedek Council in partnership with JFCS. Show homebound seniors, people with disabilities, and families in crisis that they are not alone! To volunteer to deliver Passover holiday bags to our clients, please contact Samantha Kahn at (415) 449-3812 or [email protected]. Pick-up and delivery dates are from March 22 through March 26. To donate to the JFCS “Seder Sacks” fundraising campaign, please contact Lois Wander at (415) 449-1264 or [email protected]. A gift of $36 helps cover a Seder Sack filled with Passover foods. Due to the pandemic, the need is even greater this year, especially among isolated seniors. Please consider offering a Chai Five for $90 (helping five households). Make your gift in honor or in memory of someone dear to you, and JFCS will send a Passover greeting or memorial card on your behalf.
An Hour of Passover Prep
THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Learn the basics of the Passover seder, then dive a little deeper into the meaning behind the holiday rituals. Led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer.
JCRC Freedom Seder with Rabbi Jonathan Singer
TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Join our Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer at the JCRC Multicultural Passover Freedom Seder. This seder celebrates our community as a bastion of freedom. Be part of this participatory, cross-cultural, interfaith exchange, and honor one of the most important Jewish holidays of the year!
Women’s Passover Gathering
THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Join us for a night of song, conversation, thought, good food and sisterhood! We invite all women and female-identifying individuals at Emanu-El to gather so that we may deepen our community connections at this time. Members are welcome to bring non-member guests.
Passover Festival Service
SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Join us for this special festival service, led by Rabbi Jason Rodich with music by Cantor Arik Luck.
Emanu-El Family Seder
SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 4:00 – 4:45 PM
Families are invited to attend this fun seder, emceed by Jonathan Bayer and including special clergy appearances. Use this as your standalone seder OR play it in the background while preparing for the adult seder event that evening. Open to the entire community! This event will be shared on Facebook Live.
Passover Adult Seder
SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Join us for a Zoom seder of discussion, songs and engagement. This seder is for adults and youth (ages 11–17) who want a full seder experience. It will be led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer with music provided by Senior Cantor Emerita Roslyn Barak. We will follow the order of the Haggadah and end with the Birkat Hamazon and songs. Stay for as much as you like, be ready for discussions during breakouts, and have fun with a holiday that is so beautiful and meaningful.
Young Adult Seder
SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
20s & 30s are invited to join Rabbi Rodich, Rabbi Mintz, and Cantor Attie for Emanu-El’s annual second night Young Adult Seder! Check our website for more information, including event time.
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